Our Students

Students at the spring concert where “Plain White T's” played.Students at the spring concert where “Plain White T's” played.

Lake Forest students are…

Academic

  • 63% of students conduct off-campus research or internships in Chicago or across the globe
  • 40% go on at least one off-campus study program at places like Spain, France, Greece, New Zealand, and more.
  • Each year, students are inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society
  • Our students are recipients of prestigious national honors such as the Kemper Scholarship, Fulbright Scholarship, Davis Projects for Peace Scholarship, and others
  • 92% of the 2010 graduates have found post-graduation placement in jobs, graduate school, and more
  • 95% of our education grads are placed into education jobs
  • 90% of students who want to go to medical school are placed into medical school (the national average is 42%)

Active

  • More than 50% are in varsity, intramural, or club athletics
  • Most are involved in one or more of 50-plus campus clubs and organizations
  • Nearly all are involved in community service projects
  • Students raise more money for Relay for Life than most other similarly sized colleges in the United States
  • About 80% of students stay on campus during the weekends

Diverse

  • From 47 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and 78 countries
  • 38% are either ethnic minority or international students
  • More than 40 languages are spoken on campus
  • Greater student diversity than most other liberal arts colleges in the country

Accomplished

  • Ironman triathlete
  • Advocate for people with Crohn’s disease and was named one of Glamour’s Top Ten College Women for 2011
  • Manager of the U.S. Paralympic Hockey Team during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games
  • Executive Director of the Guggenheim Foundation in New York
  • Published author of a trilingual Spanish-English-Quechua children’s book about indigenous children in Bolivia
  • Activist on issues of food safety in China
  • Acclaimed writer of sci-fi book series titled Kushiel’s Legacy, which was named one of the top 100 Sci-Fi series of all time by National Public Radio listeners.